Marvel has released two featurettes from EPIX, with a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Captain America: The First Avenger. The more I see on this film, from clips like these to the trailer to the posters, I’m liking it! Chris Evans has managed to win me over, with what I’ve managed to glean from the limited footage available, with his heartfelt portrayal of poor spindly Steve Rogers who only wants the chance to fight for his country and his transition to beefy Captain America.
I’m sure the thing will be preposterous, as all good comic book movies should be; no one thought Thor was a documentary, but it appears to be well made and, most important of all, fun!
In the first clip we see Evans, along with co-producer Steve Broussard, prop master Barry Gibbs (Gibbs with an ‘s’ – not the oldest member of the Bee Gees. And can I just say that I love the way the Brits pronounce aluminum?) discuss the title character as well as how they came up with the famous shield. We also get to hear Stanley Tucci’s Albert Einstein impression in voice-over.
In the second, we see producer Broussard, along with Costume Designer Anna B. Shepherd, discuss the film’s period costume and set design and staying true to the look and feel of the 40′s. We also get Richard Armitage. Until he looked up and I saw his gorgeous eyes, I had no idea that was him. Nice haircut.
I’m still with Hayley Atwell. Every time I see her reach for the chest, I want her to go for it!
Chris Evans and the rest of the amazing cast of Captain America: The First Avenger blast into theaters July 22 in the US & Canada and 29 July in the UK.